Retro porcelain favorites by the sea


I have a thing for old things. Especially if they remind me of the sea, flowers or of my childhood.

My grandfather was a whaler, from the nothern part of Norway. He always took us kids out fishing. So fishing, boats or anything to do with the sea reminds me of him. No wonder I bought this nostalgic mug! A mother, father and children out in their boat, all smiling. The perfect familiy. It tells a story, from Stavangerflint. Marked Norway 3092. I recently found it at a Fretex store. But I can find any more info on the web about it…..

The little turquoise milk jug has a superfunky pattern and a color as in the caribian sea. It doesn`t have a mark underneath. Have any of you seen it before? I bought it at a local fleamarked! Like the way the pattern is so different from the mug, but still the turquoise is in both!

Talking about the sea, spring is in the air and the temperature reached to 14 degrees celcius today! Above the fjord that is! 🙂

That totally deserves a sea tea and a dip in the fjord! 🙂


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Cathrineholm påske giveaway


God påske!

Bli med på påske giveaway! Vinn 2 skåler i ulike størrelser i ønsket farge. (se farger lengst ned)

Kjenner du til historien bak disse lekre emaljerte Cathrineholm skålene? Du har iallefall sett de før!

I 1954 kontaktet Cathrineholm Grete Prytz Kittelsen vedrørende et ønsket samarbeid, som i 1957 fikk sitt internasjonale gjennombrudd. Flere av produktene fra Cathrineholm vant gullprisen ved den internasjonale kunst og arkitekturutstilling, «Triennalen», i Milano. Cathrineholm var en stor bidragsyter til å definere det skandinaviske uttrykket på 60-tallet.

Idag er skålene relansert, Bo Bedre as er agent.

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1 lodd legg igjen kommentar her, husk få med antall lodd du har! 🙂

Trekning 4 april! 1 premie er 2 skåler. 2 premie er 1 skål. Lykke til!

God påske!


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Color and texture combination

Wik & Walsøe, Fretex

I often move things around. Mixing and matching new colors, textures and patterns.

These seagreen ceramic items have been around for years. But never used them in my interior. It`s about time. The flower pot has a beautiful runny glaze and the vase has a retro pattern. Both of them with different shades og seagreen.

They fit so well with these brown tones. The retro mirror from Mom. The macrame net from a fleamarked. Ceramics from Fretex. Brown porcelain vase from Wik & Walsøe.

The carpenter bench has been in my house forever. I actually have two. Lucky me!

And what would an interior be without plants. Green plants. I love them.

Have a lovely day!

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Home and a little about life


Working as a freelancer gives me a lot of time to spend at home. My home is my office. ….even though I do have to travel sometimes. But it`s always a good thing to return home.

I feel so fortunate to have this house and magnificent surroundings in Rosendal. Sometimes it seems unreal to have the fjord and mountains so close. And somtimes I have to smile thinking of the story how I discovered Rosendal. In 2011. Well for you who don`t know I winded up buying a house here, selling my appartment in Oslo. It was rather spontaneous. After a while I must admit it was rather brave of me too.

I appreciate the simplicity of living outside the city. Living in this small town Rosendal. I do not miss the stress in the city, the busy cars honking their horn for practically no reason, garbage i the streets, trouble parking, life in a small appartment most likely looking straight over to your neighbour, traffic lights, impatience, waiting in line or logistics and time used just getting from A-B.

Of course there are some things I do miss; being anonymous, seeing people I do not know, buying that amazing cafe latte with that beautiful crema motive on top, having a unforgettable meal, going to the cinema…choosing which cinema I want to go to, job offers, spontaneously using what the city has to offer, family and friends.

And yes, sometimes I do feel lonely. I have received that question. But loneliness also occurs in the city! And sometimes loneliness is a good thing!

But I have made a lot of friends, some considered family! You know who you are! I appreciate every one of you! And I do have the sweetest cat, July.

What I do love is having a craving for a trip in my kajakk and being on the water a few minutes later. Lighting up a bonfire whenever I want to down by the shore. My shoreline! Going camping without much organising. Having a garden. Enjoying morning coffee looking at the fjord outside my window. Or looking up at the mountaintops and observing if they are covered with fog or not. Having neighbours that unconditionally help out when I am away. To me this is luxury! I do not take this for granted.

But you can`t have it all. But you can chose what on a everyday basis. Which lifestyle gives you most value. Right now I choose Rosendal. This is home to me.

So think about that. If your home is not a place where you find peace, and don`t love coming home to, you might have to do something about it! 🙂

And it might not just be your interior! Just mentioning!

Now…late lunch. Coffee and homemade jam from my garden redcurrant.

Why I moved to Rosendal! Check out my Pecha Kucha speach here